[ trip ]
/ trɪp /
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verb (used without object), tripped, trip·ping.
verb (used with object), tripped, trip·ping.
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Idioms about trip

    lay a trip on, Slang. to inflict one's preoccupations or obsessions on (another person): Mother's been trying to lay a guilt trip on me about leaving home.
    trip the light fantastic, Facetious. to go dancing.

Origin of trip

First recorded in 1350–1400; 1960–65 for def. 12; Middle English trippen “to step lightly,” from Old French trip(p)er, from Middle Dutch; compare early Dutch trippen,Dutch trippelen (frequentative with -el), akin to Old English treppan “to tread”

synonym study for trip

1. Trip, expedition, journey, pilgrimage, voyage are terms for a course of travel made to a particular place, usually for some specific purpose. Trip is the general word, indicating going any distance and returning, by walking or any means of locomotion, for either business or pleasure, and in either a hurried or a leisurely manner: a trip to Europe; a vacation trip; a bus trip. An expedition, made often by an organized company, is designed to accomplish a specific purpose: an archaeological expedition. Journey indicates a trip of considerable length, wholly or mainly by land, for business or pleasure or other reasons, and is now applied to travel that is more leisurely or more fatiguing than a trip; a return is not necessarily indicated: the long journey to Tibet. A pilgrimage is made as to a shrine, from motives of piety or veneration: a pilgrimage to Lourdes. A voyage is travel by water or air, usually for a long distance and for business or pleasure; if by water, leisure is indicated: a voyage around the world.


un·tripped, adjective

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[ trip ]
/ trɪp /

noun British Dialect.
a group of animals, as sheep, goats, or fowl; flock.

Origin of trip

First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English; apparently special use of trip1 in the sense of “a group moving together,” hence “gang, flock”
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British Dictionary definitions for trip

/ (trɪp) /

verb trips, tripping or tripped
See also trip out

Derived forms of trip

trippingly, adverb

Word Origin for trip

C14: from Old French triper to tread, of Germanic origin; related to Low German trippen to stamp, Middle Dutch trippen to walk trippingly, trepelen to trample
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